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Los Angeles Sparks vs. Seattle Storm - 8/4/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Seattle Storm at Los Angeles Sparks
Date & Time Sunday August 4, 2019, 5:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Staples Center
Los Angeles, California
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Sparks -5.5 -- Over/Under: 151
TV Channel
NBA TV, SPECTRUM SPORTSNET, NBA TV CANADA
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The Seattle Storm and Los Angeles Sparks meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Staples Center.

The Seattle Storm look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Seattle Storm are averaging 75.1 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 74.5 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Natasha Howard is averaging 18.5 points and 8.2 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 13.9 points and 2.2 assists. Jordin Canada is the third double-digit scorer and Alysha Clark is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Seattle Storm are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.9 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have lost three of their last four road games.

The Los Angeles Sparks look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 78 points on 41 percent shooting and allowing 77.4 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 16.7 points and 9.5 rebounds while Chelsea Gray is averaging 13.4 points and 5.8 assists. Chiney Ogwumike is the third double-digit scorer and Riquna Williams is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 84.8 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.4 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have won their last five home games.

The Storm are 20-6 ATS in their last 26 games following a ATS loss, 9-3 ATS in their last 12 vs. Western Conference and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games. The Sparks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 13-4 ATS in their last 17 Sunday games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Storm are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the under is 38-11-3 in the last 52 meetings. The under is 21-10-2 in Storm last 33 overall. The under is 37-15 in Sparks last 52 home games.

The Seattle Storm are having trouble scoring as of late and have lost three of their last four on the road. The Los Angeles Sparks are playing their best ball of the season right now and are winning their last five games by an average of five points. Who healthy, the Sparks are a really good covering team at home, and they've covered five of their eight tries this season. I'll lay the chalk, as the Storm are capable of throwing up real stinkers on the road.

Pick:
Los Angeles Sparks -5.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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